Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian was a famous researcher in chemistry. Julian grew up in the era of Jim Crow, a set of laws that kept Black people separate from white people. This was called segregation. This meant he faced a lot of problems trying to become a researcher because he was Black. He became the first person to synthesize the chemical, Physostigmine. He also found ways of making medicine from plants.

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Percy Lavon Julian

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